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THE MECHANISM OF LASIK

In the procedure of LASIK suction in the range of 60-80 mm hg is created using a suction pump. The intention is to try to flatten the cornea which is normally curved. At the peak of the suction a blade or LASER is used to shape a flap. The laser achieves this by multiple bursts of picosecond laser energy applied ata constant predetermined depth.
The blade may be metal or diamond.
Microkertomes may be Rotational or Transitional

CUSTOMAIZATION OF THE LASIK FLAP

1. Ring Size The larger ring size leads to a larger flap. It also leads to thinner flaps
2. The stop Controls where the blade stops its motion thus determining the size of the hinge
3. The speed of the oscillating blade. The faster it moves the thinner the flap will be

The FDA APPROVED age for wavefront LASIK is 21 years. If the refraction is stable 18 year old can have LASIK. Some surgeons do LASIK in selected eyes of younger patients.

Written by Rajesh Khanna, MD

Los Angeles Lasik Surgeon Rajesh Khanna MD is a recognized pioneer in Presbyopic Implants for correction of aging eyes. He has popularized Cornea Cross Linking and Intacs forKeratoconus. He is an Expert Cataract, Pterygium Eye Surgeon, A Cornea Specialist he performs Laser Corneal Transplants, DMEK, DSEK and DALK. Rajesh Khanna MD is a well known medical writer. He has published the bestseller "The miracle of Pi in Eye".He is also a columnist for the newspaper Acorn. Dr.Khanna also hosts "Medical Magic". In his spare time he hikes with his family and German Shepard or does yoga. He also plays field hockey and loves swimming.

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